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image of a basketball player holding a basketball under his arm with the sports artist John Robertson standing nect to the painting.

NCAA final four Basketball

Loyala, Chicago My Favorite From the Final Four

So we are down to the final four in this year’s March Madness – and I am rooting for is the improbable No. 11 Loyola Chicago who dominated Kansas State in an upset win and March Sadness Kansas.  Loyala played a great game by overshadowing Kansas in Saturday’s matchup for a spot in the final four.  It was totally unexpected for the Loyola team to lead from the 16:31 point of the first half.image of a basketball player holding a basketball under his arm with the sports artist John Robertson standing nect to the painting.

Is the NCAA team, the Loyola Ramblers, be the fairy tale story in this March Madness? Is Loyola going down the crazy rabbit hole with the March Hare, runs with the mad hatter and comes out winning in wonderland.  The March Madness tournament is always like entering “ Through the Looking Glass”  because you never know what you are going to see in the final four.  Are the players going to play as if they trained with a skillful coach or are they going to act as if trained by a Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar.  That is what makes watching a college basketball tournament so exciting. They beat the pros for enthusiasm every time.

This first week a sixteen seeded team jumps ahead, a highly ranked team pulls a “humpty-dumpty” and gets knocked off.  With every turn on the scoreboard the college basketball world gets stunned when a favorite loses and we watch the merriment of the underdog.  There is nothing more exciting that a true buzzer-beater.  That’s what great about watching the NCAA March Madness tournament – anything can happen ant this year is no different than any other in that respect.

The basketball  painting by sports artist John Robertson is 60 inches by s72 inches, acrylic on unstretched canvas.